Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s first and only touring burlesque show will perform at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield on Saturday, May 12.
Showcasing award winning talent from across the country, it’s an opportunity to see some of the world’s biggest burlesque stars in the flesh.
Theatregoers are promised corsets, killer heels and stockings aplenty. “An Evening of Burlesque features an all-star cast of beautiful and elegant performers,” says show producer Michael Taylor.
“Sparkling with couture costumes recalling the golden eras of burlesque, it’s the most glamorous show on tour.”
Michael, who produces other hit stage shows The Magic of Motown and Thank You for the Music, says the production owes its success to a combination of “sultry vocals, breathtaking choreography, mischief, magic, frivolity and fun.”
“It’s all tease, no sleaze,” says Michael, “and for that reason audiences are predominantly female.”
Bringing variety back to the theatre, the show’s combination of musical and theatrical parody, magic, comedy and dance with the art of striptease saw its extensive 2011 UK tour enjoy rave reviews.
An Evening of Burlesque comes to town fresh from an international tour at the beginning of 2012.
“Its content – sparkling glamour, physical humour and a dynamic score need no translation,” says Michael. “There’s a thriving burlesque scene in London’s West End. We’re proud to be bringing the cream of burlesque talent to a far wider audience.”
Stars of An Evening of Burlesque include:
Amber Topaz – the Yorkshire Tease, the leading lady, her powerful vocals and an uncompromising stage persona are the epitome of burlesque (pictured in the green feathers)
Kiki Kaboom – the evening’s most welcoming compere, winner of the Best Newcomer at London Burlesque Week, the songstress is a cabaret star in her own right
Miss Hotcake Kitty – winner of the Burlesque Idol competition, the all round glamour kitten” (pictured with balloons)
Chrys Columbine – an accomplished classical pianist and fan dancer extraordinaire, Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto in C Minor is given a frenzied climax
Slinky Sparkles – as seen on ITV and BBC, renowned for her Monroe-esque curves, the burlesque bombshell has audiences eating out of her hand – quite literally (pictured with pyrotechnics)
Ginger Blush – the English rose is a picture of Victorian impropriety at a tea party with a twist
Kalki Hula Girl – her explosive, show-stealing hula-hoop performances defy the laws of gravity leaving audiences in an old-school vaudeville spin
“For over-18s only, An Evening of Burlesque will be the talk of the town for months to come,” says Michael. “Book your tickets now and enjoy the ultimate tease.”